Feb 11

Campaign Zero Focused on Preventing Medical Errors

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys discuss Campaign Zero, an organization dedicated to increasing patient safety and ending preventable medical errors. Campaign Zero was founded by Karen Curtiss after both her father and husband had hospital experiences that included dozens of preventable medical errors, surgical errors, and problems with aftercare. Curtiss seeks to bring valuable resources to […]

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Feb 06

Prompt Emergency Room Visit, Treatment of Strokes Necessary to Minimize Damage

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys report new guidelines published by the American Stroke Association that encourage care for ischemic stroke patients as quickly as possible to prevent crucial brain damage. Clot-busting drugs and other treatments should be administered within one hour of arriving in the emergency room, say experts on strokes. However, before that can occur […]

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Jan 24

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers | Emergency Room Visits More than Double As a Result of Energy Drink Consumption

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers report results from a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicating that visits to the emergency room have risen from 2007 to 2011 by more than double. According to estimates, about 10,000 people sought treatment arising from the consumption of energy drinks in 2007. In 2011, […]

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Jan 16

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Recommend Testing for Patients Potentially Infected with Hepatitis C by Medical Worker

By Joe Messa

About 7,900 patients were potentially exposed to hepatitis C after a traveling medical worker allegedly infected patients at hospitals across the country with tainted syringes. David Kwiatkowski has since been arrested and pleaded not guilty to 14 federal drug charges earlier this month. He is expected to go to trial next fall. Kwiatkowski began working […]

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Jan 14

Infusion Pumps Recalled After Motor Stalls

By Joe Messa

A class I recall of two infusion pumps manufactured by Medtronic has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the motor on the pumps failed when used with drugs not specifically approved for them. The SynchroMed II Implantable and SynchroMed EL Implantable infusion pumps may stall and stop drug delivery which can […]

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